Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Gift of Forgetting

Memory is a gift, but so is forgetting.

There are people in this world who have total recall of everything in their lives. Actress Marilu Henner is one of these. I heard her speak of this phenomenon on television recently. Her mental access to the minutiae of her life was amazing. The TV program also featured others who are blessed with this “gift.” One lady said it makes her live more intentionallyto be careful what she does and says so she won’t have to remember something bad.

Having to remember something bad is the flip side of this “gift.” Life being the roller- coaster ride that it is, being able to put some things out of mind is a good thing. The cautionary tale for me here is that I should live intentionally, like the lady said. Just try not to make those bad memories.
What a wonderful gift that would be...To Me, From Me.